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Legal Information: New York
Updated: November 9, 2020
What is an extreme risk protection order?
An extreme risk protection order is a civil court order prohibiting an individual (called the respondent) from purchasing, possessing, or attempting to purchase or possess a:
- rifle; or
Extreme risk protection orders are used to prevent the respondent from using a firearm to harm him/herself or others.2
1 NY CPLR § 6340(1)
2 NY CPLR § 6342(1)
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